2. Scratching Below The Surface: The Reasons That We Fear The Unknown And Doubt
What are some of the deeper reasons that you experience self-doubt?
Here is a list a few reasons that I experienced doubt in my life:
Fear of Failure and fear of not being able to do a great job
Hesitation to step into the Unknown and getting beyond my zone of comfort
Lack of self-worth and believing that I was capable of doing something
Having a lack of confidence and belief in my abilities
Replaying movies from the past and allowing them to be on a loop
Playing “what if” scenarios over and over again in the mind and engaging in disaster thinking or “worst case scenarios”
Constant comparison with others and seeking validation from others
Lacking trust in the self and others
Overwhelm and feeling like there is too much to do
When you allow the above messages to become the dominant voice in your mind, may experiencing crippling self-doubt.
Acknowledge the presence of deeper reasons that are fueling your self-doubt.
Tune out and tone down the messages of self-doubt based on fear, anxiety, self-esteem and uncertainty.
Self-doubt is inevitable but whether you listen to it and engage with its messages is entirely a conscious choice.